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Caring for your skin is no easy task, particularly if your goal is a clear face, free of pesky bumps and blemishes. However, though getting a clear mug might seem harder than climbing Everest, it can be done. The keys are commitment and consistency. The more you commit yourself to your skin care regimen, the greater chance of accomplishing your clear-skin goal.
Develop a regimen appropriate for your skin. No one skin care regimen in the best for everybody because everyone's skin is different. Determine if your skin is oily or dry, if your skin is prone to bumps and which products actually work. Then, begin building your regimen from that point. It should at least consist of cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliating (once a week) and toning.
Use products to prevent acne. If you know you are prone to bumps, determine if they are caused by natural changes in your skin or because of bad habits. For example, if you consistently fall asleep with your mascara on, then you know why you are getting pimples and just what to do to get bump-free skin (wash it off, girly!). If you have naturally occurring bumps, then you might have to do more.
Consult with a dermatologist. To get rid of bumps, you may need a prescription-strength product that attacks acne and prevents it from recurring. A dermatologist can also advise you of any underlying skin conditions that may be contributing to your bumps and recommend additional treatments or steps to help you clear up the bumps.
As much as possible, avoid touching your face or allowing anyone else to. Your hands touch so much during the day that they are like dirty germ factories, delivering extra grime to the pores on your face. Want to clear up your pores? Hands off!